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raddatz reporting in. and now we go to abc's white house correspondent jake tapper, here to tell us what the white house is saying tonight. jake? >> reporter: well, diane, senior white house officials tell us the overwhelming emotion here is surprise and, of course, sorrow, for a colleague and his family. white house officials were told about this on wednesday, the day after president obama was re-elected. they were told by the director of national intelligence, james clapper. on thursday, president obama was informed about this situation. the entire situation, the fbi investigation, as well as the affair. general petraeus called the national security adviser, said he wanted to talk to the president. at that meeting yesterday, he offered to resign. president obama thought about it and conferred with aides, and today called petraeus and accepted that resignation. the new acting director of the cia will be the number two, the deputy director, mike morell, with whom president obama has worked closely, during the osama bin laden raid, planning, for instance, and he has the inside track. but
the latest. >> hi, erin, well, a u.s. official confirms to cnn that the fbi investigated a tip that he was involved in an extramarital affair, paula broadwell. his biographer. she spent a year with petraeus in afghanistan for the book he wrote. cnn has not been able to reach broadwell for a comment and it's not clear whether she is the woman whom petraeus had the affair. the counterintelligence unit investigated the tip to see if there was a security risk. they said tl not suggestion that the fbi was investigating for wrong doing. the concern was that he could be in a vulnerable spot. >> and is there any information that you have in terms of this information that the fbi had as to whether this woman that you mentioned, paula broadwell, we'll talk more about her, that she would have accessed his information with his approval or unbeknownest to him? >> i know the two kept in touch. i've worked with paula professionally as well. i've reached out to her several times today and haven't gotten a response, but we know they continue to talk frequently. >> all right. thank you very much. suzann
's it for us. erin burnett "outfront" starts erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, we have breaking news. david petraeus out as director of the cia. the four-star general and architect of the war in iraq resigned after admitting he had an affair. suzanne kelly has the latest. >> hi, erin, well, a u.s. official confirms to cnn that the fbi investigated a tip that he was involved in an extramarital affair, paula broadwell. she spent a year with petraeus in afghanistan for the book he wrote. cnn has not been able to reach broadwell for a comment and it's not clear whether she is the woman whom petraeus had the affair. the counterintelligence unit investigated d the tip to see i there was a security risk. they said tl not suggestion that the fbi was investigating for wrong doing. the concern was that he could be in a vulnerable spot. >> and is there any information that you have in terms of this information that the fbi had as to whether this woman that you mentioned, paula broadwell, we'll talk more about her,
evening. thank you very much. sean will be back on machine. thank you for being with us. >> greta: tonight, the head of the central intelligence agency, dave petraeus made himself blackmail material. petraeus resigned after admitting to cheating on his wife, raising more questions than answers. why now? just days before he was set to testify about four dead americans in libya? >> obviously the, the benghazi story, the terror attack, has put a lot of pressure on the white house and the senior intelligence officials, like general petraeus. this is a complete surprise. >> the timing is too perfect for the obama administration, just as the administration claimed it was purely coincidence that the benghazi consulate was attacked on september 11. now it's purely coincidence that the extra-marital affair surfaces right after the election, not before, but right after. but before the intelligence chiefs going to capital hill to be grilled. >> we had heard speculation that he may have resigned for personal reasons. one of the reason, we were getting word of was the possibility of an extra-m
to us. >> sounds great. >> expectations have been met. >> okay. thanks. >>> in the news the beltway is still reeling after cia director david patraeus resigned because he had an extra marital affair. nbc's chris clackum has more on the retired general's surprising resignation. >> reporter: in his resignation letter to president obama david petraeus who took over at the cia in 2011 wrote, after being married for over 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extra marital affair. such behavior is unacceptable. b both as a husband and as a leader of an organization such as ours. petraeus resigns just days after his boss won re-election, but president obama accepted it, saying about petraeus and his wife holly i wish them the very best at this difficult time. >> a little too soon to tell today because of how sudden this was but for lack of a better term petraeus is a legend. he is one of the few generals in american history to get so much credit for so many things. >> reporter: petraeus had been scheduled to testify at house and senate hearings next week on the terror
thank you for being with us. >> greta: tonight, the head of the central intelligence agency, david petraeus, made himself blackmail material. what did the white house know? and when can they know it? petraeus resigned after admitting to cheating on his wife. raising more questions than answers. why now? days before he was set to testify about four dead americans in libya. >> the terror attack, benghazi, has put a lot of pressure on this white house. and a lot of pressure on senior intelligence officials, like general david petraeus. thls a complete surprise, though. >> the timing is just too perfect for the obama administration. just as the administration claimed that there was purely coincidence that our benghazi conflict attack was on the anniversary of september 11. now it's purely coincidence that this extra-marital affair surfaces right after the election -- want before, but right after, but before the intelligence chief goes to capitol hill to get grilled. >> we had heard he may have resigned for personal reasons. one of those reasons was the possibility of an extra-marital a
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